Your campaigning union

With over 63,500 members, IMPACT is Ireland’s largest and most influential public service trade union. We also have thousands of members in the voluntary and community sector, semi-state organisations and private sector companies like Aer Lingus and Eircom. IMPACT represents workers, young and older, in hundreds of occupations and grades. Your union has always welcomed retired members and more and more are choosing to stay with IMPACT.

IMPACT is affiliated to, and active in, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) including its retired workers’ committee which campaigns for the rights of retired and older people. The union’s retired members’ vocational group is active in campaigns to protect retirement incomes and public services for retired workers and older people. IMPACT is affiliated to Age Action Ireland and has links with Active Retirement Ireland.

IMPACT’s objectives include:

  • Promoting the interests of its members
  • Providing and maintaining services to members
  • Promoting equity and equality in society, including for retired workers and older people
  • Promoting equality of opportunity in the workplace, including for older workers.

Three per cent of every member’s union subscriptions – including those of retired members – are assigned to IMPACT’s developing world fund, which has donated over €5.5 million to development, educational and solidarity projects in the developing world since its establishment in 1981.

How do I join?

You can click HERE and download a copy of the application form and once it is completed send it back to IMPACT, Nerney’s Court, Dublin 1.